Alt+Tabbing causes game to lock up for a bit and sometimes doesn't unfreeze

So, I know this may have been reported on before, but not only are the existing threads about this issue locked and don’t have checkmarks, I just thought I’d report on how this still seems to be an issue even today with a bit more specifics.

I am running borderless fullscreen mode, and while this does not seem to be an issue on the main menu, it’s when I’m in a lobby or game world where it can happen.

It happens about half the time, but it’s enough to where I’d rather use my phone for checking discord since the Discord overlay does not work with the game. Additionally, as the title suggests, if it does lock up, there is a chance that it will come back from being locked up after a varying delay, or it won’t at all, forcing me to force-close the game.

If it will help determine the possible issue, my specs are as follows:

CPU: AMD FX-8350
RAM: 16 GB



I’ve been having similar issues, including terrible freezing/stuttering in Ball Race/Trivia despite a constant 60fps. After looking into it, I’ve noticed almost every single person reporting these issues has an AMD FX CPU (myself included), so I think it’s related to our hardware. I’m unsure if the devs are capable of fixing such a thing, but I sure hope they are.

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I’m actually planning to upgrade my PC sometime this year, so who knows. I could see a difference once I do, as I’ll be upgrading to a 3rd Gen Ryzen.

I often times have the game freeze on me too if I tab out when i’m in the plaza but it would be fine if I tab out in most of my condos. I have the same specs you listed except I have a 1070 instead.


Yup I have the same issue with an AMD CPU as well. Kinda wish there was a way to avoid having this problem, without needing to upgrade my cpu. I’ve noticed this way more often now that the arcade update has been released. If I tab out I will almost always get the game to lock up for at least 3-4 mins. no matter what.

CPU: AMD FX™-6300 Six-Core Processor, 3500 Mhz, 3 Core(s), 6 Logical Processor(s)

Hope that the devs can find a way to fix this somehow. That would be great!

So I finally upgraded to my Ryzen hardware recently, and I can confirm that this might be an AMD FX thing. I don’t get lockups anymore when alt tabbing while playing.

This is really a weird bug though, and I feel bad for anyone still on an AMD FX.

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